International Journal of Dentistry / 2011 / Article / Tab 4

Clinical Study

Knowledge, Awareness, and Attitudes about Research Ethics among Dental Faculty in the Middle East: A Pilot Study

Table 4

Attitudes regarding research ethics committees (REC) and research ethics education: aggregate responses and association between responses and independent variables. Numbers represent percentages of respondents who “strongly agree” and “agree”.

Item Aggregate 𝑛 = 1 2 5 (%) KAU 𝑛 = 7 5 (%) ASU 𝑛 = 5 0 (%)Gender (%)Academic position (%)Prior ethics training (%)Prior research (%)
MenWomenProfMid-levelJuniorAny Ethics TrainingNoneAnyNone

(1) A research ethics committee would be helpful91.*80.093.580.497.5**91.091.2
(2) There is a need for a research ethics committee in each institution for ethical review of research92. 88.694.485.3
(3) Research with human subjects must be reviewed by a research ethics committee94.490.7100.096.392.894.9*
(4) Ethical review of research is only necessary for international collaborative research19.214.726.014.823.230.8**10.017.417.420.3*20.217.6
(5) Ethical review of research by an REC is not necessary since there are scientific committees9.610.78.07.411.610.
(6) Ethical review of research by an REC would delay research and make it harder for the researcher44.*31.941.057.5*34.850.0*40.544.944.1
(7) The members of a research ethics committee should receive training in research bioethics92.890.796.
(8) Research ethics should be taught as a mandatory postgraduate module96.094.798.096.395.7100.0100.089.1100.093.795.597.1
(9) All investigators should have some training in research ethics97.698.796.096.398.697.4100.095.7100.096.297.897.1

𝑃 < . 0 5 ; 𝑃 < . 0 1 .

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